Natalie & John Hanchett
Natalie & John Hanchett
UK & Republic of Ireland Territory
We have shared in music ministry since meeting in 1998. In over 20 years of marriage, God has been so good to us and has given us many opportunities to lead worship in a variety of settings. It is always a joy to find ways to provide engaging and meaningful worship experiences. This ministry is part of why God has placed us in each other’s life journey.
We attend Hedge End Salvation Army with our two daughters Alana (14) and Bethany (11). It is a vibrant and family-orientated expression of church. We are involved in many ministries, including music. Natalie works as a Community Services Specialist for the Army and John works as a music teacher. Our passion is to see people find their true self and reach their God-given potential through the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ.
Inspiration for this song comes from Matthew 28 (The Great Commission) and the old words of a chorus from Albert Orsborn, Let the Beauty of Jesus Be Seen in Me.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
God commands each of us to go and make disciples of all nations. How do we personally respond? Do we let our human frailties and doubts get in the way sometimes? Do we often feel inadequate and feel that we need to be something different or something better before we respond? God loves each and every one of us just as we are. He can use us just as we are. So, in response to God’s command, we just need to respond positively and be bold in our vulnerability. We need to lay aside our doubts and fears in the knowledge that when we offer ourselves sincerely to Him, His beauty will shine through us and we will radiate his eternal love, forgiveness, and acceptance to those around us.
To be in communion with the Holy Spirit is personal and utterly intentional. We come into every activity in life looking for the Holy Spirit’s guidance. Within moments of worship, our connection with the Holy Spirit can lift our souls to extreme connection, allowing a freedom in our response. As we read in Acts 2, we pray this song helps to bring worshippers into the roaring presence of the Holy Spirit. Moments of encounter that are truly powerful and life changing. We pray the Holy Spirit will enable big dreams to be dreamt, raising an Army of Holy Spirit fuelled believers.